2005 Winners
in all categories are:


The Awards Ceremony took place May 1st at THE TRIBUTE.

2005 WINNERS:
1st Prize: KYSSS, narrative, by Kaspar Munk
2nd Prize: PUSH HANDS, narrative, by Stephanie Green
3rd Prize: MATISYAHU, documentary, by David Baugnon


IN THE ANIMATION CATEGORY
Animation Prize: FROG, by Christopher Conforti
Animation Runner-Up: THE BACK-BRACE, by Carolyn and Andy London
Animation 3rd Prize: DENTIST, by Signe Baumane


LIST OF FINALISTS:
NEW YORK TALK, by Michael Krivicka
FIVE FEELINGS ABOUT FOOD, by Cornelia Ravenal and Michael Sodersten
ALLERGIC TO NUTS, by Roselyn Coleman Williams
THE PHOTO, by Hari Das
PILLOW GIRL, by Ronnie Cramer
ABRE LA PUERTA , by Lanre Olabisi
CUT, by Royston Tan


THE SUCCESS TRAIL
The Tribeca Underground Film Festival is proud to be a voice for independent short film.

We have followed several filmmakers from our festival and screening series, and we are happy to report that their films have gone on to wide acclaim in festivals all over the world winning multiple awards.

Some notable mentions from our selections 2004/2005

Guard Dog Dir. Bill Plymton USA
Numerous film festivals leading to an Academy Award Nomination for Best Animated Short Film

The Christmas Party Dir. Jeremiah Kipp
Numerous film festivals, awards, and continuing

Frog Dir. Christopher Conforti USA
Numerous film festivals and awards including first place in ASIFA

Kysss Dir. Kaspar Munk Denmark
Various film festivals including Toronto

Push Hands Dir. Stephanie Green Ireland
Numerous film festivals including finalist at Tribeca Film Festival Amazon competition

Matisyahu Dir.David Baugnon USA/France
Currently being turned into a feature with a major motion picture studio.

The Photo Dir. Hari Das India
Various film festivals including Toronto.

Ota Benga Dir. Alfeu Franca Brazil
Numerous film festivals, and turned into a feature.

Five Feelings About Food Dir. Cornelia Ravenal and Mikael Sodersten
Various Film Festivals, and to be screened at Santa Fe

Dentist Dir. Signe Baumane USA
Numerous film festivals and awards and continuing

Several filmmakers are -or have now become- members of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (Oscars). In addition several Tribeca Underground filmmakers are short listed for this year's Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals among others. We wish them good luck and will keep you informed about all the exciting developments on the horizon for the 2006 festival.

Anxiously awaiting this year's award season we wish all the filmmakers the best and thank them for their never-ending support.

SIDE NOTE: Due to contractual limitations we cannot always announce certain films, so please keep your eyes open for our surprise short films/works in progress during our monthly screening series. You never know what might pop up!


We would like to congratuate every one of our winners for their outstanding achievements!